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Queensland Rail has been charged with breaching safety duties following investigations into a fatal train collision west of Rockhampton.

Chris O’Brien was killed when the Queensland Rail locomotive he was driving during a training session collided with a coal train at Westwood, near Rockhampton in far north Queensland on June 18, 2021.

Two other rail safety workers were also injured in the crash.

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) has filed three charges against Queensland Rail following an investigation into the fatal train crash.

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